So here we are, approaching another budgetary deadline and the threat of shutting down the government. This time Trump has said he favors a shutdown if-------and it's a very big if---any attempt is made to include the DACA issue without his requirements. The President is telling the Democrats that he has already given them something they claim they want, yet they claim that is not enough. You see, when Democrats say they want to negotiate that means give them everything they want and it will mean a successful negotiation. But Trump, and wisely I might say, has finally been the first Republican President in many moons to actually stand up and say no. The only other Republican President in recent generations who was successful in handling a shutdown was Ronald Reagan, another strong President.
So with the next deadline falling tonight at midnight, what's going to happen? Well, more than likely another temporary fix will be reached which will fund the government without addressing the Dreamer/Amnesty issue. The Senate has come to some agreement on that and the House likely has the votes to put something through despite Nancy Pelosi's futile filibuster last night in a chamber that doesn't do filibusters. In a nutshell, the Dems have their two key legislative leaders divided, Schumer having seen the light from the earlier busted shutdown and Pelosi still devoted to putting illegals above American citizen when it comes to the government's priorities.
The President has made it clear that the Dreamer resolution is a non-starter without any fix including his requirements and despite the howling, Trump is the one who has negotiated and offered a deal which gives the Dems something they supposedly want. Okaying a start to a road to citizenship for nearly two million, much more than the suggested number of eight hundred thousand, he must get funding for the Wall and the end to chain migration and the lottery visa. The Democrats have, in return, offered nothing but protests and calls of racism in response. They still don't realize that Donald Trump is the President and that a big majority of Americans approve of his position. Good luck on trying to convince Americans that is not the truth.
Recently we witnessed the Democrats show what they really believe by their disgraceful performance at the State of the Union address by the President. He was professional, poised and fair and pointed out that he intended to do the things that the people elected him to do. And even after that, he has been open to meeting and discussing differences with them, yet he wisely has no plans to cave to the minority despite pressure from the advocates of cheap labor and and an increased Democratic voter base from the influx.
And there is one other thing that is hanging in the balance. On March 5th, the current Executive Order which started the DACA program in the first place expires. Trump has vowed not to continue it and legally he shouldn't. Creating a program by Executive Order which clearly requires a law to be legal (that requires Congress) can't be renewed lawfully. The only way to do that is to pass legislation and the Democrats, by not being willing to compromise with a President who has already offered a compromise, are once again the culprits.
Like it our not, President Trump is winning, and winning (to put it in his words) BIGLY!
He's doing the right thing for America and for her sovereign rights, which includes the support of her citizens and their welfare.
That's it for this week's Hump Day is Trump Day blog. I'll be back with another edition next Wednesday.